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BB Briefcase-Good Buy?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jkidd41011, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    The place that I it get my shoes repaired at has a Brooks Brothers all leather briefcase that is made in Italy for $60.00. It's missing the strap. I'd rate the condition 8 to 8.5/10. It's been reconditioned by the shop and shows normal wear from use. The inside looks in reasonable shap as well.

    Those of you more familiar with these know if that's a good buy? There is nothing comparable on E-Bay. And the new BB brief's are not inexpensive.

    Thoughts?
     


  2. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Color? Do you like it?

    You should be able to get the strap replaced, and if its in good shape and attractive, seems like a price I would certainly be willing to pay.
     


  3. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    Color? Do you like it?

    You should be able to get the strap replaced, and if its in good shape and attractive, seems like a price I would certainly be willing to pay.



    British Tan would be my guesstimate of the color.
     


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    bmulford Senior member

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    British Tan would be my guesstimate of the color.

    seems like a good deal to me. That's an ebay price so it doesn't get much better than that.
     


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    gnatty8 Senior member

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    seems like a good deal to me. That's an ebay price so it doesn't get much better than that.

    +1

    color sounds perfect for a briefcase..
     


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    Sounds like a nice deal. I no longer use my shoulder strap, so the missing strap wouldn't be an issue for me.
     


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    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    It seems good to me, especially if you like it. If it seems like more than you want to spend, try to talk to guy down to $50, especially if you are a good customer.
     


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    It seems good to me, especially if you like it. If it seems like more than you want to spend, try to talk to guy down to $50, especially if you are a good customer.

    actually for that price - you could pick it up, and if it didn't work for you, flip it on B&S
     


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    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    It seems good to me, especially if you like it. If it seems like more than you want to spend, try to talk to guy down to $50, especially if you are a good customer.

    I ended up getting it for $50. It has one water type stain on the back corner, but I would probably end up with somthing like that anyway. I deciding factor was I tracked an LL Bean all leather on E-Bay and it went for $61.50. That made this one seem like a no brainer.
     


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